There is no material more luxurious than silk: it is an incredibly smooth natural fiber with built-in temperature-regulating properties. We’ve been fans of silk pillowcases for years because of the legitimate benefits of silk – they can help prevent headboards and wrinkles (not to mention they’re super comfortable to sleep on). The good news is, you can take it to the next level by wrapping your entire body in silk overnight.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab tests real silk and synthetic satin for things like durability, softness, washability, and moisture management capabilities. We also send home silk pillowcases with consumer testers to sleep and provide in-depth feedback. In addition to that, we perform extensive testing on bedding fabrics of all kinds. The choices below are from our most tested brands or popular styles with unique features and rave reviews from users.
How to choose the best silk sheets
Silk sheets are expensive, so you want to make sure you invest in the ones that are worth the money. Here’s what to look for in silk linens:
Momme (mm): The fabric weight of silk fabrics (it is used instead of the number of threads). The best performing silk fabrics in our tests are generally 22 momme or more. In general, the higher the momme, the more expensive the silk sheets will be.
Mulberry Silk: This is considered to be the highest quality silk you can find because the fibers are longer and more uniform, which makes the fabric smoother and more durable.
Satin or silk sheets: satin is the weaving, silk is the fiber. Most silk sheets use a satin weave, but you can also find satin sheets made from synthetic polyester fibers. These are generally more affordable and less delicate, but they don’t feel as luxurious as real silk and won’t have the same cooling properties.
If you want real silk sheets, be sure to check the fiber content.
Here are the best silk sheets to buy for your bed in 2021:
25 Momme Silk Bed Sheet Set
- About this item
- OEKO-Tex Standard 100 Certification – Proven by the Oeko-Tex certification, which insures that THXSILK fabric and filling material was constructed without any use of harmful chemicals
- Soothing and Luxurious – Silk bedding provides a breathable and indulgent nights sleep. It’s light, soft feel comforts the skin, while its natural properties wick away excess moisture from the body, helping to prevent hot flushes throughout the night. Treat yourself with THXSILK’s high grade silk bedding
- Top Grade 25 Momme Mulberry silk – Compared to 19 Momme, 25 Momme silk has almost 30% more silk per square inch. That results in a more durable, longer lasting silk. Silk’s natural anti-aging properties help to keep skin moisturized and hair smooth
- High Quality Craftsmanship & Design – Professional produced silk flat sheets, deep pocket fitted sheet with elastic all around can fit mattresses up to 16″. Set of 2 stunning pillow shams with envelop closure in the back and approximately 2 inch (5cm) flange on all 4 sides. Great gift idea for special occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas or anniversaries
- Easily Care – Hand wash is recommended while machine wash is possible. Wash in cold water on gentle cycle. Hang to dry. Cool iron. Do not bleach. Can also be dry cleaned.
3-Piece Silk Sheet Set
About this item
- 3PCS SILK FITTED SHEET SET: Include: 1 x queen silk fitted sheet 60″x80″+16″(152×203+40cm)&2 x terse pillowcase 20×30 inches (50x75cm) fits most standard and queen size pillows. ★Fitting Method: Elastic band around the edge to fixate fitted sheet to your mattress; And its deep pocket with quality sewing & strong elastic corners. ★ Beautiful Silk Sheen: Great choice for decorating your room. Silk sheets are not only soft against your skin but also add elegance and refined glamour to your bedroom.
- PREMIUM 100% MULBERRY RAW SILK: LilySilk Raw silk is gained from Bombyx Mori silkworms, the undisputed best quality silk. That process takes about 2 months, about 2500 silkworms to produce just one pound of raw silk. Raw silk is the best level in silk offering many real silk benefits to users. This silk sheets are produced by skilled silk-workers with years experience in silk products producing. Also with 10+ colors available, we are confident you will love our soft silk sheets.
- WHY IT WORTH YOUR INVESTMENT: ★[Temperature-Regulating]: Silk’s temperature-regulating properties keep you comfortable in every season. It can effectively reduce hot or cold irregularities when sleeping by wicking moisture from the body and adjusting to body temperature. ★[Prevent Wrinkles]: Better than any body cream. Breathable fabric won’t take the moisture away from your skin. It’s ultra smooth against your skin and preventing wrinkles, and creating a durable but soft texture.
- LASTING PERFORMANCE: Our Top Selling Quality Bedding Products are made with the HIGHEST QUALITY FABRIC so you know it lasts! Vibrant Colors made exclusively not to fade with washings. The color will be exactly as our picture shows and it will not fade after your wash. It will be packed in a very beautiful box and you can buy for anyone you cherished as Thanksgiving or Christmas Gift.
- GIFT PACKED & CARE INSTRUCTION: It is a decent and beautiful gift for Wedding, Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year for anyone you cherish. Easy Care: Hand or machine wash in 30 degree centigrade cold water on most gentle cycle. Hang to dry. Cool iron. Can also be dry cleaned. ★ FREE RETURN OFFERED, risk free shopping from LilySilk, Try It Now!
Silky Satin Sheet Set.
If you don’t want to pay for real silk, consider faux silk satin. These polyester sheets are affordable – even compared to regular bed sheets – and they still give you the luxuriously smooth feel. They’re not going to have all of the same properties as silk (like temperature-regulation and a more natural feel), but they’ll be easier to care for.
Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
100% Mulberry Silk Bed Sheet Set
Most of the “Amazon’s Choice” options for silk sheets are actually synthetic, but this set is the real deal. It uses 19 momme Mulberry silk and has dozens of glowing reviews with a 4.4-star rating. Users say they’re comfortable, perfect for year-round use, and actually help improve their sleep quality.
Available sizes: Queen and King.
These sheets are also more affordable because they’re synthetic, but they stand out because they’re Amazon’s Choice for satin sheets and have over 800 reviews with a 4.3-star rating. Some users swear they loved them so much that they bought additional sets for other beds in their home. One even said she liked these better than her Mulberry silk sheets!
Available sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, and California King.